Will Streets of Rage 4 be as successful as SOR 2?

As maybe know a few months ago Streets of Rage 4 was announced for a 2019 release. Ever since, we saw the reveal trailer for Streets of Rage 4 back in August we have learned that the game will be developed by Lizardcube and Guard Crash Games and published by DotEmu. We also learned that the plot and the setting for Streets of Rage 4 will take place 10 years following the events of SOR III which was released for the Sega Genesis back in 1994. While Streets of Rage 3 was a solid beat em up game during the early 90’s it was not nearly as popular as SOR 2 which came out in 1992. In fact Streets of Rage 2 is often regarded as the most popular game in the Streets of Rage trilogy from the early 90’s.

Everything from the gameplay & graphics all the way down to the soundtrack produced by Yuzo Korshiro was perfect on SOR 2 and its hard to tell whether or not Streets of Rage 4 will achieve as much success as the legendary 16-bit beat em up title from ’92. Also, its no secret that the 2D side scrolling beat em up genre of gaming had declined in popularity back in the mid 90’s and now first and third person shooters are big attractions today on various game consoles. As far as details are concerned in relation to Streets of Rage 4 there is still a lot we have yet to learn such as whether or not Yuzo Korshiro will return to work on the soundtrack for this game. But from the looks of things right now Streets of Rage 4 is unlikely to be as popular as SOR 2 was in the early 90’s.

Ridge Racer (1993) vs Gran Turismo (1997) which racing title was more popular?

When it comes down to legendary racing titles from the 90’s two very big titles that instantly comes to mind are Ridge Racer along with Gran Turismo. While both games were very popular on the PS1 it seemed like Ridge Racer was a bigger game following its arcade release which made many people want to purchase it for the 32-bit game system. Despite, how great the quality for Ridge Racer was back in the early 90’s there is no question that Gran Turismo was a better game overall. Not only did Gran Turismo have a greater role in revolutionizing the racing genre of gaming but also managed to be the best selling title on the PS1.

Since its release Gran Turismo managed to sell over 10 million copies worldwide becoming the best selling game on the PS1 during 90’s. The inclusion of 140 different cars along with an arcade and simulation mode made the original Gran Turismo game very interesting even more so than Ridge Racer. Also, Gran Turismo games in general seem to attract more mainstream attention than Ridge Racer and with out the original title from ’97 the landscape of the racing genre could have been completely different from what it was during the 00’s and what we have to today.

Could Thunder Force IV have been a success in arcade centers during ‘92-‘93?

As many people know the Thunder Force has been around since 1983. Since then we have seen multiple entries within series and some of them received arcade releases such as Thunder Force III which was came back in 1990. Shortly, after the release of Thunder Force III we got a chance to see the Technosoft and Sega put out Thunder Force IV between ’92-’93 which remained exclusively on the Sega Genesis until ’96 where it was it came out on the Sega Saturn in Japan. Since its release Thunder Force IV was critically acclaimed for Gavin some of the best visuals that one would ever see in a side-scrolling shooter title.

However, Thunder Force IV was never released in arcade centers which makes retro gamers wonder if it could have worked at all. It’s no secret that during the ’92-’93 time period the fighting genre of gaming was beginning to become more popular with the rise of games such as Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter II. Also, side scrolling shooter titles was starting to lose its appeal following the early 90’s so having Thunder Force or even R-Type titles in arcade centers would not have been as big of attractions as they would have been in the late 80’s.

Outrun confirmed for Sega Ages on the Nintendo Switch

There are so many big games that the world is looking forward to seeing on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One along with the Nintendo Switch. But as we finish up the remainder of this year retro gamers will be happy to know that the classic 80’s arcade racing game Outrun has been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch version Sega Ages. This is big news because many people have wanted to see Outrun on the Nintendo Switch since the console was first released back in March 2017. It should be noted that the Switch port of Outrun will be widescreen and run at 60 fps highly resembling the arcade version of the game.

While the exact release date for the Switch version of Outrun for Sega Ages have yet to be revealed there are still other titles such as Space Harrier, Virtua Racing and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 that the world is waiting to see on the Switch but currently has no official date in terms of when they will show up. Hopefully, the rest of the Sega Ages titles will appear on the Nintendo Switch domain December or in the early part of 2019.

Super Mario Kart (1992) vs Mario Kart 64 (1996) which game was more popular?

When it comes down to popular racing titles of the 90’s both Super Mario Kart along with Mario Kart 64 are two big games that comes to mind aside from the likes of Gran Turismo, Ridge Racer, F-Zero and Top Gear. Super Mario Kart was legendary because it was the very first game within its series. Also, the gameplay for Super Mario Kart highly resembled that of Top Gear which was also released for SNES back in ’91. Since its release Super Mario Kart has managed to sell close to 9 million units worldwide on the SNES. As much of a success as Super Mario Kart was for the SNES Mario Kart 64 was an even bigger following its release for the N64 in 1996.

Following its release for the Nintendo 64 Mario Kart 64 had managed to sell close to 10 million units worldwide. In fact, Super Mario 64 had better gameplay, soundtracks and level design level than Super Mario Kart and is considered one of the best 3D racing titles within the Mario Kart series in general. In terms of which game was more successful Mario Kart 64 will most likely get chosen over the Super Mario Kart game from ’92 all the way around.

Should Batman: Arkham Origins be ported for the Nintendo Switch?

When it comes down to popular action-adventure titles of the 10’s decade one of the most popular titles that we have seen in relation to superheroes was Batman: Arkham Origins which was initially released for the Wii-U, Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 back in October 2013. Despite, there being technical is with the Xbox 360 version of Arkham Origins the game was still praised by fans and critics of the series for features such as side quests that allows Batman to help police solving crimes while using creative detective skills and advanced gadgets for combating foes. As popular as Batman: Arkham Origins was for the last generation consoles during the early 10’s there are many people who would love to see this game ported to the Nintendo Switch or even the PlayStation 4.

As many people know Batman: Arkham Origins utilized the Unreal Engine 3 so the game could definitely work on the Nintendo Switch since it can run titles that uses the Unreal Engine 4. However, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has never announced any plans on bringing Batman: Arkham Origins to the Nintendo Switch. A game like Batman: Arkham Origins could possibly standout more on the Nintendo Switch than the PS4 especially since there are many big upcoming releases in the future such as Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy VII: Remake which can potentially overshadow potential a re-release if this action-adventure title.

Would Grand Theft Auto V be a major success on the Nintendo Switch?

As many people know Grand The Auto V which was released back in 2013 has managed to become one of the most popular action-adventure games of the 10’a decade. Since its release Grand Theft Auto V has managed to sell over 100 million copies worldwide making one of the best selling video games of the 10’s decade as well. Grand Theft Auto V was originally released for the PlayStation 3 along with the Xbox 360 in 2013 before it was ported to the PS4 and Xbox One the following year in 2014. Grand Theft Auto V has never appeared on the Wii or even the Wii-U console since its release and many are wondering whether or not RockStar plans on porting this game for the Nintendo Switch anytime in the near future.

On one hand Grand Theft Auto B has the potential to be a major success for the Nintendo Switch Seeing how popular the game has become over the past couple of years. But then, again its possible that Grand Theft Auto V would likely be overshadowed by Nintendo’s first party games such as Mario Kart: Deluxe, Super Mario Odessey along with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which are currently top sellers on the Switch console right now. There is really no need for RockStar to bring Grand Theft Auto V to the Nintendo Switch unless there the demand for it is very high.